Choosing coloured contact lenses can be fun, sitting around a laptop, tablet or phone with your friends and deciding which colour to try next, but how to chose?
Contactlenses.co.uk stock a wide range of coloured contact lenses from names you can trust such as Alcons Freshlook colorblends, Bausch and lomb’s Natural Colors and Cooper Visions Expression Colours, we also hold a range of special effects coloured lenses if you are looking for something really different.
Coloured contact lenses can either enhance or change your existing eye colour, so you could choose the colour you’ve always wanted your eyes to be, or choose a coloured contact lens to enhance your outfit or hair colour?
To get the best out of coloured contact lenses we find it’s best to compliment your hair colour, especially if you want that natural look, but also want your friends and colleagues to notice that your eyes are looking great.
Here’s our options for the four main hair colours. Which one will you choose?
Blond Hair -
Whether you have naturally blond hair or blond hair by choice you are in luck as blond hair can look great with any eye colour.
We’ve all heard of the blond hair blue eye combo and this can be achieved with Freshlook Clourblends, who offer 3 shades of blue, Blue, Sapphire blue and Brilliant blue, but not all of us want blue eyes, sometime it’s good to be different, personally I like the green eyes, blond hare combo, but brown eyes can also be effective. Also if you want something a little different try out Freshlook Colours Violet or even Freshlooks Dimensions Carribean Aqua!
Need some inspiration then look no further then these Celebs that rock the blond hair combos
- Blond/blue eyes- Jennifer Lawrence, Cameron Diaz
- Blond/green eyes - Hayden Panettiere, Scarlett Johansson
- Blond/Brown eyes - Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl
Brown Hair -
It’s not unusual to have brown eyes with brown hair, and this does look great, but we all like a change occasionally.
Using a lens such as Freshlook Colors Hazel or Freshlook Colorblends Hazel or Pure Hazel can give a natural lighter look to dark brown eyes. If you want to go blue though many customer reviews on Contactlenses.co.uk say Freshlook Colors Sapphire Blue give great results.
Check out these celebs with brown eyes to see what we mean.
- Brown/Blue - Zooey Deschanel, Jake Gyllenhaal
- Brown/Hazel - Anne Hathaway, Katie Holmes
- Brown/ green - Kristen Stewart, Evangeline Lily
Brown hair with green coloured contact lenses
Black Hair or Dark Brown -
Very dark coloured hair is beautifully complimented by brown or hazel eyes, this can be achieved by Freshlook Colours Hazel or Freshlook Colourblends Brown or Pure Hazel, but why stop there?
Changing naturally dark brown eyes can be achieved with Freshlook Colorblends, both Sterling Grey and Brilliant blue can work well, as can Green, but as a general rule avoid the light colours as it can be difficult to get a strong colour change with dark eyes, having said that as mentioned above Freshlook Colourblends Sterling Grey does work well on dark eyes.
These Celebs showcase brilliantly the options for very dark hair.
- Dark Hair/brown - Helena Bonham Carter, Salma Hayek
- Dark/Hazel - Lily Collins, Jada Pinkett Smith
- Dark/Blue - Angelina Jolie, Liv Tyler
- Dark/Green - Demi Moore, Ana Ivanovic
Red Hair -
Red hair and green eyes is a classic look, unfortunately we cannot all be so lucky, so if you are looking to recreate this classic look try Gemstone green from Freshlook Colorblends or Air Optix.
If you are looking for something different blue or even brown can work well with red hair.
Check out some celebs who have pulled this off.
- Red/Green - Julianne Moore
- Red/Blue - Christina Hendricks
- Red/ Hazel - Isla Fisher, Karen Gillan
Red hair with pacific blue contact lenses
If you are looking for a slightly different effect why not harness that David Bowie or Alice Eve look with a different colour for each eye aka Heterochromia iridium.
Heterochromia iridium can be achieved with coloured contact lenses
Get a contact lens prescription from your local Optometrist or eye care doctor and remember to ask them to try out coloured lenses.
If you don’t need glasses to correct your vision you can still change your eye colour as coloured contact lenses come in plano (no prescription power), we would still recommend getting a contact lens fit, that way you’ll know the fitting requirements (size) of the lenses that are best for you.
We would love to see your eyes, send us a tweet or post an image on Fb, why keep that fab look all to yourself?
Author: John Dreyer Optometrist Bsc(Hons), MCOPTOM, DipCLP
Created: 5 Apr 2019, Last modified: 10 Feb 2020